Zoo Guide Youth Volunteer TeamThe Youth Volunteer Team of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium consists of three different programs. These programs provide students between age 11-18 an opportunity to increase and share their knowledge of animals, conservation, and the environment while gaining valuable volunteer experience in a zoo and aquarium.
Are you interested in joining our team?
Read about each Youth Volunteer program below to determine which one is right for you!
Please Note: Youth Volunteers DO NOT assist with animal care.
JUNIOR ZOO GUIDES
To learn more or download an application, visit the Junior Guide page.
SENIOR ZOO GUIDES
This is the most exclusive program in the Youth Volunteer Team. Senior Guides, ages 15-18, are all previous Zoo Guides who have been chosen for their experience, knowledge and leadership qualities. Senior Guides work closely with staff to provide high-quality education experiences to Zoo guests year-round.
Applications for this program are not available to the general public. To learn more, visit the Senior Guide page.
To learn more or download an application, visit the Zoo Guide page.